CSI 2*

Johannes Ehning & C-Jay Excel in the €25,000 Kreissparkasse Steinfurt Grand Prix CSI 2*

Riesenbeck, Germany – July 23, 2023 – Sunday got off to a great start at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Riesenbeck CSI 5*, CSI 3* & CSI 2* at the Riesenbeck International and another German rider stole the spotlight. After Katrin Eckermann (GER) and Chao Lee “Kung Fued” the competition in the 3* grand prix, it was Johannes Ehning (GER) and C-Jay‘s to give the local fans what they wanted, topping the €25,000 Kreissparkasse Steinfurt Grand Prix CSI 2*.

Johannes Ehning (GER) & C-Jay

Just as the 3* GP the previous day, the course for the 1.45m class was demanding one, a prelude to LGCT Grand Prix of Riesenbeck CSI 5*. Forty combinations lined up for the first round but only four of them managed to advance to the tiebreaker.

Johannes Ehning (GER) & C-Jay

In the end, it was Johannes who jumped towards victory aboard the 14-year-old grey Holsteiner gelding (Carthago Z x Contender), doing so in flawless fashion and in 39.21 seconds.

Anna Dryden (USA) and Gipsy Love (Guidam Sohn x L’Esprit) were the only other pair to register a clean scorecard, securing silver honors in 46.95 seconds.

After finishing fourth in the 3* grand prix, Maurice Tebbel (GER) improved with Quasi Top despite having at one pole down in the tiebreaker, rounding out the top three in 39.93 seconds.

Johannes Ehning (GER) & C-Jay during the awards ceremony

Final Results – €25,000 Kreissparkasse Steinfurt Grand Prix CSI 2* – 1.45m

1) Johannes Ehning (GER) & C-Jay – 0 / 0 – 39.21 

2) Anna Dryden (USA) & Gipsy Love – 0 / 0 – 46.95

3) Maurice Tebbel (GER) & Quasi Top – 0 / 4 – 39.93

Source: Riesenbeck International

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Photos: © Riesenbeck Internationl / Nina Krug Photography